Tag: disability advocacy

Celebrating 3 Successful Young Women on World Humanitarian Day!

by Kupenda

Today, on August 19, World Humanitarian Day 2019, we celebrate the success of 3 young women who have overcome great obstacles thanks to the humanitarian efforts of our staff, Kenyan medical professionals, and generous American sponsors! Nuru Jefwa was born with a congenital deformity that made her unable to walk. When we first met her 6 years…



Why I Give: Long-Term Donor Describes How Kupenda Inspires His Trust and Generosity

by Kupenda

Deepak Kaul is soft spoken. He pauses thoughtfully before he replies and answers with a lot of humility (despite being a software designer for NASA!). When I interviewed Deepak earlier this week I wanted to understand why he has supported Kupenda for so long and what inspired him to start giving monthly last year. His…



How Sponsorship Enabled John Subulu to Learn Sign Language, Graduate from High School and Begin a Vocational Program!

by Kupenda

When John Sulubu became sick as a young child and lost his hearing, his parents didn’t know what to do. They didn’t have money to send him to school or purchase hearing aids. Fortunately, Kupenda for the Children and Kuhenza for the Children linked John to Jesse and Allison Stump, who have sponsored 12 Kenyan children with…



Make a Difference for Children with Disabilities in Just 30 Seconds

by Kupenda

Join Kupenda for the Children in calling on the United Nations and its 15 member countries to uphold disability rights and end discrimination against people with #disabilities. Join us by taking 30 seconds to sign Sightsavers petition for an  #EqualWorld 🌍 https://campaigning.sightsavers.org/  Want to keep updated with Kupenda and Kuhenza’s work? You can follow them on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. And…



This Father’s Day, Give the Gift of Hope to a Fatherless Child

by Kupenda

Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday, June 16!  You can honor a special man in your life by  sponsoring a child in his name for just $30/month! In many developing nations, children with disabilities are often believed to be cursed or demonic and their mothers are blamed for their disabilities. As a result, many…



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